Architect Jørgen Rasmussen's Kevi Air updates his iconic 1958 swivel chair seen in homes and offices around the globe. Believing that comfortable, supportive seating enhances the ability to get work done, Jørgen's design is a masterpiece of function where nothing is superfluous.
In this iteration, the seat and backrest are fabricated in PPGF (polypropylene with glass enforcement) plastic—with small surface holes for ventilation and to assure a non-slip surface. Kevi Air is available in 4 different height options, all with the characteristic aluminum base equipped with automatic height adjustment and the double-wheel castor introduced by Jørgen in 1965 which is now an industry standard.
Size A: 15-20" h x 22" w x 22" d (38-51x56x56cm)
Size B: 19-24" h x 22" w x 22" d (48-61x56x56cm)
Size C: 23-28" h x 22" w x 22" d (58.5-71x56x56cm)
Size D: 27-32" h x 22" w x 22" d (68.5-81x56x56cm)
Founder Morten Engelbrecht found his bliss while working for a Copenhagen furniture store at age 17. He didn’t know it at first; he even tried twice to get into architecture school. “I realized that it was never going to happen,” he says, and in 1989 he started his own furniture company while still in his twenties. First as an importer of other European brands, Engelbrechts then developed into an international manufacturer, partnering with the likes of renowned Danish designers Erik Magnussen, Jørgen Rasmussen and Anders Hermansen.
“Simplicity, functionality, high comfort, the design must be useful,” Morten says as he ticks off the company’s priorities. “We don’t make small details just to make it look nice, that’s not how we work.” Creating timeless furniture is also how his company looks to the future. “Good design is sustainable, both in terms of the environment but also sustainable in terms of long-lasting products that you want to keep for a lifetime.”